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The trouble with impeaching President Aquino

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President Benigno S. Aquino (right) and Vice President Jejomar Binay. Photo by Benhur Arcayan / Malacañang Photo Bureau

The trouble with impeaching President Aquino is that Vice President Jojo Binay would become president. His wife, Elenita, would become first lady. What a prospect! It would be as if Ferdinand and Imelda Marcos were back in Malacañang.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

This time, beware of snowballing

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I will not talk of the legal grounds over which the “impeach the President” movers are scrambling. I am part of the vast majority of “nonlegalistic” persons: TV-watching, reading, understanding enough to know what’s going on, but not knowledgeable enough to write one word on the intricacies of the law and the Constitution.

Posted: July 25th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

The disappointed

The two impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino this week make for disappointing reading: Their premises are premature, their logic strained.

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial | Read More »

For what?

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Will the impeachment bid against the President prosper?

Posted: July 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Court’s doublespeak

No two ways about it. The Disbursement Acceleration Program is either legal or illegal. Yet when the Supreme Court goes to great lengths to finesse its ruling, to appease an indignant public while leaving the powers-that-be safe from jail or impeachment, it makes supreme politicians out of our justices.   What makes this doublespeak even [...]

Posted: July 3rd, 2014 in Columns,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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